Aqua are apparently planning a reunion tour to mark the 20th anniversary of their chart-topping debut single ‘Barbie Girl’.
The pop four-piece – Lene Nystrøm, René Dif, Søren Rasted and Claus Norreen – will tour their native Denmark in 2017 to celebrate the single’s milestone birthday, The Sun reports.
‘Barbie Girl’ reached Number One in the UK and Number Seven in the US upon its release in 1997, and was followed to the top of the UK charts by Aqua’s next two singles, ‘Doctor Jones’ and ‘Turn Back Time’, which appeared on the soundtrack to hit British romcom Sliding Doors. The group’s debut album ‘Aquarium’ would go on to sell 14 million copies worldwide.
However, follow-up album ‘Aquarius’ proved less successful three years later, spawning only one Top Ten hit, ‘Cartoon Heroes’, which peaked at Number Seven in the UK. The group then split in 2001, telling Billboard at the time: “We have looked each other straight in the eye and reached the conclusion that, for the moment, the spark is missing.”
However, they reunited for a 2008 comeback tour and a 2009 Greatest Hits compilation, and then in 2011 released third album ‘Megalomaniac’, which was a hit at home in Denmark.